Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124466
Pop up 'start menu' on C-ESC
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
(I have filed this bug against gnome-panel because it is a request for
an enhancement to the panel, but the package to be changed might be
In Microsoft Windows one can press C-ESC (control-escape) to pop up
the 'start menu'. In the default Fedora installation there is a
similar 'start menu' by clicking the icon at the left of the panel,
but it does not appear on C-ESC.
Making the menu appear on that keypress would help some users
migrating from Windows (not all; some may be used to pressing the
'Windows' key instead) and it would be a useful shortcut anyway. I
don't think the C-ESC key sequence is used for anything else in the
default Fedora desktop.
currently it is bound to Alt-F1, but I agree that it would be better
to bind it to Ctrl-Esc
I consistently change it to Ctrl-Esc myself too ...
Moving to metacity - the default is set there
Needs to go upstream and get run by Calum
Talking to Calum, they do this for JDS too, but they've never
upstreamed it! But he mentions that he'll be happy for it to be
upstream'ed (as its also a patch less for them to maintain)
<calum> byte: ideally the Windows key would also do that (that's the
one I always go for, not C-Esc), but our patch doesn't do that...
<calum> byte: I guess that would mean being able to assing two
shortcuts to the same function though, which I guess metacity can't
currently do (think I opened a bugzilla bug about that a long time
So this RFE can go ahead, quite possibly
Calum is right that there can only be one shortcut, so we'd have to
break the existing one.
Moving to http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=157824